VETTING

Nairobi Deputy Governor nominee Mutunga to be vetted tomorrow

Members of the public have also been invited to attend the vetting sitting.

In Summary

• In a letter, she notified Speaker Benson Mutura of the nomination.

• Last Thursday, Mutunga's name was tabled in the assembly and committed to the Appointments committee.

Nairobi County Government Chief of Staff Paul Mutunga Mutungi.
Nairobi County Government Chief of Staff Paul Mutunga Mutungi.
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Nairobi Deputy Governor nominee Paul Mutunga will be vetted on Thursday at 10am.

He will appear before the 10-member select committee on Appointments, which is chaired by the speaker and Majority Leader as the vice-chair at the assembly's chambers.

Last week on Wednesday, Nairobi Governor Anne Kananu nominated Mutunga, who is the current chief of staff, as her deputy, a day after she was sworn in.

In a letter, she notified Speaker Benson Mutura of the nomination.

Last Thursday, Mutunga's name was tabled in the assembly and committed to the Appointments committee.

Consequently, acting Clerk of the county assembly Adah Onyango through a notice published in the local dailies on Friday, communicated the vetting date and time.

Confirming the vetting process, Majority Leader Abdi Hassan said it was  all systems go as the committee was ready for the exercise.

"The appointment committee had a meeting yesterday and the Chair who is our speaker confirmed the vetting of the Deputy Governor, " he said.

Members of the public have also been invited to attend the vetting sitting.

Anyone with information on the suitability of the DG nominee was to submit written evidence before 5pm on Wednesday.

"Written submissions and evidence of the same may be made by way of sworn affidavit and be hand delivered physically to the office of the clerk or via email ," read the notice in part.

The nominee was required to collect the vetting forms from the office of the clerk last Friday and have them returned on Wednesday by noon.

Mutunga was required to submit copies of his national ID card, CV, relevant academic and professional credentials.

He was also to submit a clearance certificate from KRA, DCI, Helb, CRB and EACC. 

After vetting, the appointment committee will then table a report in the chambers for the house to either adopt or reject.

 

Edited by CM